NC - Kitty Hawk offshore wind project moving forward

Geophysical surveys are nearly complete at the Kitty Hawk offshore wind project — and the enterprise just moved another step forward with approval from Virginia Beach for land to build a substation.

According to offshorewind.biz, the project’s measurement of winds, sea conditions and high-definition digital wildlife surveys have been carried out over the last 12 months.

Avangrid Renewables submitted an application to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management last fall for permission to install equipment to measure wind speeds and sea conditions, offshorewind.biz reports. This phase includes cable laying to Sandbridge, where the grid would be connected.

The wind farm would include 100 turbines on 122,405 acres about 25 miles offshore of Corolla and could be up and running by 2025.

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